Friday, January 4, 2008

Diet Obliteration

Ok, I totally blew my diet yesterday. It started off innocently enough by having lunch with my friend C. It was so cold and I didn't want to walk to far and besides there's nothing better on a cold winter's day than nice spicy Korean in hot stone bowls, unless you're going for lasagna maybe. Anywho I ordered the Hot Stone bibimbob w/beef and had a meat mandu (dumpling) for lunch, however I did opt for the multi-grain instead of the white rice. Feeling completely full and content I figured if I had rice then a chai latte with skim milk wouldn't be too harmful (I'm not really supposed to be having caffeine on this diet either)...and while there at Karen's, I spied a fresh loaf of chocolate, pecan, banana bread sitting on the counter. Before I knew it, I was ordering a slice to have with my chai...Oh dear, it really IS a slippery slope. So I figured, oh well, guess I'll make up for it by having vegetable soup tonight so that I don't add insult to injury. At 5:30pm I was off from work and finally headed home for once, where I figured I'd walk home, work-out doing some crunches and/or elliptical work and then dip into my spicy veggie soup, when I got a phone call from Jake (the awesome boyfriend). I wasn't even a block from the subway stop in the burg when I picked up my cell and to my delight he was off early and on his way home. So we made plans for dinner and my good intentions went out the window. My Grandmother Mille always says "the road to Hell is paved with good intentions." Oh well, to the Devil because we met up for Mexican at Vera Cruz and I even ordered a Pina Colada (what was I thinking?) Of course I had an immediate brain freeze, and it serves me right for ordering a drink that contains probably more than my daily caloric intake. Thankfully Jake helped me drink it and eat the large plate of steak nachos that I ordered as my dinner. We then hopped in a cab instead of walking the cold mile home and cozily settled down for the night (him on the computer and me with my book). I swear sometimes we act like an old married couple...eek! Oh, I forgot to mention that I had a fudge covered Oreo cookie with a tall glass of cold milk once I was home, in case there was any calorie not ingested in the past 12 hours. I think its safe to say I not only blew my diet, I completely obliterated it!

Today so far, I've been on the straight and narrow, but I hear the distant calls of the bialies downstairs asking me to eat them, or at least one. If you've never had a bialy, its like a bagle yet flatter with I believe onions baked inside or something...guess I should look it up, but who cares, it's just delicious toasted with butter. I've decided not to freak about my diet for the rest of the week, seeing how it's Friday, and allowing myself the few things I enjoy eating. I believe I'll have that multi-grain bagel with low-fat scallion I sooo adore, and I also think I'll have some Chicken Pad Thai that I really love from Amarin (really the best in all 5 boroughs). Monday will be a lovely fresh start to my diet, my work-out, and my Excel "Nutrition & Fitness Log" that I generally keep up so well. Besides, I'll have everyone on the bandwagon with me starting at the same time. So it'll be nice to be on the same page with my gaggle of girls.

Have a great weekend, I know I will :)


Valerie said...

Okay, I'm LMAO...I know I shouldn't laugh but...when you describe what went through your mind it sounds so familiar to me...and the whole peril of not realizing you're ordering something till it's already paid for. Been there, done that!

Someone walked up while I was reading this post and said, "That's an interesting expression!" Evidently, I had my, "Ooh, didn't!...but God that sounds good...." expression on my face. :-) Sort of a mixture of sympathetic pain and fascination and envy...LOL

Okay, you've got the right attitude. No use sweating anything right now. Monday's a good day...sweep this week under the rug and start fresh. This week has been a rather slippery slope for me too. I envy your ability to detail how you went south...I couldn't even TELL you what I've eaten. Just that none of it was good. Healthy good I was all good. :-)

So enjoy your weekend and by Monday, you'll be ready to go. Hopefully I will too...


BeckStein said...

It's ok, I'm laughing at's one of those situations where you're just like, ah screw it and can't help but laugh. No excuses...I just wanted to eat what I wanted. I can't do it all the time and know I must get back on the straight and narrow, but a few allowances every few months are not going to make me gain all my weight back. On a good note, I did go to the gym today and burn some calories to help balance the universe in my own special way.

Valerie said...

That is exactly right. Real life is not about being perfect...thank God! It's about being real. So you know, a day or two where you decide to eat something just because you want is not the end of the world. And hitting the gym to balance it out is definitely the real way to go. Even Jillian Michaels says if you want it, have it, just be prepared to pay the price. :-)

I'm definitely ready to hit it hard Monday though. This working out and then eating crap is not going well for me...if I'm working this hard I want to see results, darn it! :-) I'm cranky with the Scale God tonight so tomorrow is big time detox for me.

Hope you're having a great weekend!